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Senate passes $4.6B border aid measure; Pelosi seeks talks

Jun. 26, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-held Senate on Wednesday passed a bipartisan $4.6 billion measure to deliver aid to the southern border before the government runs out of money to care for thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied children. The sweeping 84-8 vote came less than 24 hours after the...

Wayfair workers protest furniture sale to detention center

Jun. 26, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Employees at online home furnishings retailer Wayfair walked out Wednesday to protest the company's decision to sell $200,000 worth of furniture to a government contractor that runs a detention center for migrant children in Texas. The protest triggered a broader backlash against the company,...

Democrats hope Mueller testimony will have 'profound impact'

Jun. 26, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says he expects special counsel Robert Mueller to have "a profound impact" when he testifies before Congress on July 17, even though Mueller has said he won't provide any new information. Mueller's unusual back-to-back testimony in front of...

Desus & Mero shake up the late-night talk show universe

Jun. 26, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Baker and Joel Martinez may be hosts of a late-night TV talk show that attracts A-list celebrities but they don't feel like they're competing with the likes of Jimmy Fallon or Stephen Colbert. The comedians, who go by Desus Nice & The Kid Mero, got their break in podcasts and...

Left-wing Democrat claims victory in close Queens DA race

Jun. 26, 2019 7:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The national fight between left-wing and moderate Democrats played out again Tuesday in New York City, where the closely watched Democratic primary for Queens district attorney was tantalizingly close deep into the vote count. Late on election day, political newcomer Tiffany Caban, a public...

Today in History

Jun. 26, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 26, the 177th day of 2019. There are 188 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 26, 1963, President John F. Kennedy visited West Berlin, where he delivered his famous speech expressing solidarity with the city's residents, declaring: "Ich bin ein...

The Latest: Caban claims victory in Queens DA race

Jun. 25, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic primary for Queens District Attorney in New York (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Public defender Tiffany Caban claimed victory in the extremely close Democratic primary for Queens District Attorney. Appearing before a raucous crowd of supporters on Tuesday night,...

House passes emergency funding bill for migrant care crisis

Jun. 25, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It took last-minute changes and a full-court press by top Democratic leaders, but the House passed with relative ease Tuesday a $4.5 billion emergency border aid package to care for thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied children detained after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border....

Correction: Election 2020-Student Debt story

Jun. 25, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story June 24 about legislative proposals to cancel all student debt, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Sen. Bernie Sanders' College For All Act would cost $2.2 billion. It would cost $2.2 trillion. A corrected version of the story is below: Sanders, liberals, out with...

Merrill in Alabama GOP Senate race; Sessions still a factor

Jun. 25, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill announced Tuesday he's joining a growing field of Republican primary candidates competing for a chance to unseat Democratic Sen. Doug Jones next year. "Let's take this Senate seat back and give it back to the people of Alabama," Merrill said...